Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study program offers students the opportunity to work part-time to help cover college expenses. Federal work-study is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and meet certain eligibility requirements. Work-study wages are paid directly to the student as they are earned, not to the University’s Bursar’s Office.

Steps to Federal Work-Study 

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 
    A completed FAFSA application is required to receive Federal Work-Study. Complete the FAFSA >

  2. Check your award status. 
    A student must have been awarded Federal Work-Study before receiving a work contract. If you have not been awarded Federal Work-Study (check your awards), you may contact the Office of Financial Aid to review your eligibility. Financial aid award details can be viewed via Student Self-Service.

  3. Search for campus job openings. 
    A number of paid on-campus employment opportunities are available. Open positions can be found by visiting CUHired

  4. Submit your completed federal work study contract to the Office of Financial Aid BEFORE beginning a work study position. 
    Federal Work-Study students are allowed to work for multiple departments, but may not exceed the maximum awarded hours. An authorized Federal Work-Study contract is required for each department.

  5. Begin work.

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